Build your belief that you CAN write an e-book (you can by the way - anyone can). Education can't stop you, money can't stop you, time can't stop you. Only you can stop you!
If you decide that this is something you want to do and are willing to put in the work to make it happen (yes, there's always the work) then you can make it happen.Once you've built your belief you've got 5 key steps
Lets start with your belief:
- Find a great idea
- Write your e-book
- Market your e-book
- Fulfil / deliver your e-book
- Bank the money
Can I write? Well, you can write emails can't you? Then, yes, you can write.
Can it pay me a living? Yes, if you know how to write for the web, it can pay you handsomely. This guide page is about giving you the essential information you need to enable you to do just that - become a paid author via the internet.
You don't have to write great fiction - you just have to be interested in helping others and sharing some of your hard won experience. And there is no age, colour, religion, or sex restriction. No fixed hours. No fixed location.
Yes, any one can do it! - what's more you can do it at anytime and anywhere. You might be travelling the world, you might be caring for children or elderly parents all day, you might be working or studying full time. You can fit your authoring around the rest of your life so that it fits you.
- work from home,
- be a home carer,
- be a managing director,
- be a young student at school or college
- be a professional writer
It is so convenient - you know how emails are so much more convenient than say the telephone? You can handle the email when you've got time - you can stop mid sentence and return if necessary. It is the ultimately flexible way to communicate with anyone anywhere in the world! Well, authoring is just as convenient. You can flex it around any commitments you have.
Thinking up an idea for your e-bookOkay, so lets get started...
You are uniqueDid you know that? You are one in a million! You are a very special person. Nobody has lived the life you have - and nobody is better placed to comment, advise and help other people who are facing or about to face what you have.
Ask yourself these questions:
Who am I?
- Am I old or young?
- Am I at school, at college,
- Just started work, leaving work,
- At home with kids, retiring
- Starting my own business or going bankrupt(!?!)
- or just foot loose and fancy free?
Do I have responsibilities? To parents, brothers / families. To adopted family, to friends, to colleagues, to a boss or job?
What do I do with my days?
What challenges have / do I have with life and how have I overcome them? If there was one piece of advice I could give anyone it would be...
Remember bad or tough experiences are valid too (in fact they often teach us more about life than good experiences)
Perhaps you've just:
- - been ripped off by the builders
- - lost a lot of money on dot com mania
- - been bullied at school
- - found an easy way to get great grades
- - just completed your tax return
- - overcome the loss of a dear friend
- - climbed mount Kilimanjaro
- - raised $xxxxxx for charity
- - started a new job in the media
- - bought a house
- - found a really great job
...each of these experience is worth a whole lot to someone who is about to experience them. And as you've lived through it, you will be able to explain and relate the whole thing like nobody else.
Still don't believe me? Then check out web expert Key Evoy's message. He was sent an email from a lady who wanted to write a book but didn't know how to do it:
"Mrs. X" called to say how much she absolutely LOVED ourfirst book, Make Your Site Sell!. But she was stuck at home taking care oftwo sick parents. So she was looking for something to dofrom her computer at home...BUT SHE DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO COME UP WITH A PRODUCT!
"I almost fell off my chair! Really, I got so excited when Irealized that Make Your Knowledge Sell was not just the answer for this woman,but for everyone who somehow assumes that they are ordinaryand know nothing of value. I told her...
"Do you know how many hundreds of thousandsof 'baby boomers' are in your boat? Or theywill be soon -- and they see it coming. YOUare an expert in taking care of your parentsand that knowledge has value to others. So...
Write about it and sell that e-book. Tellother boomers with sick parents all about...
- bed padding to prevent bed ulcers, and which brand is best
- easy and nutritious meal supplements
- nursing home scams to avoid
- government home care programs
- insurance issues
- how to manage your parents' money
- delicate issues like preparing the estate
- etc., etc., etc.' "
"This lady has lived all this -- that's the hard part. Shedoes not have to make up touching stories (that will ringfalse) -- she's lived them. She does not have to wadethrough all the "adult diaper" advertising -- she's triedthem. All she has to do is collect her experiences, add abit of research to round out the rough spots, publish it...and presto!"
"Sound like a boring topic? Not if you are faced with takingcare of your parents at home. Believe me...
"Mrs. X is in business."
So what is Ken's Point?
His point is that ANYONE really, really,really (enough "reallys"?) CAN do this.
There's a book in everyone. Each of us lives a life ofunique circumstances and experiences that results inbuilding a body of knowledge... knowledge that has value andthat can be packaged and sold to others.
Ken's book (co-published with Monique Harris) is called Make Your Knowledge Sell and shows you how to
It's what JoJaffa uses and at over 1,000 pages it is a masterpiece. Within this book lies enough information, help and guidance for anyone to get into business.
- find "the infoproduct within,"
- how to create and publish it,
- and how to market and sell it.